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Strip Built

Boat built using narrow strips of wood, edge glued together and covered with fiberglass

Another repair example

Submitted by howard on Mon, 08/26/2019 - 04:14

i was commenting on repairing a stern strip and thought i would share another repair job i did recently...not because the repair was of particular note...but the mode of accident was something that i thought folks could benefit from.

in a nutshell, when test fitting a boat on land, make sure you really have a soft surface underneath you.  in this case, i was on land with my petrel and put the boat on the grass to sit in and check the cockpit fit....and 'snap!'.

Repairing Stern Tip

Submitted by gdewitt on Sun, 08/25/2019 - 16:57

How is the best way to repair the damaged "tip" (not sure of the proper term) of the stern?  I did not build this kayak.  I won it in a $10 raffle and have greatly enjoyed it ever since.  I'm sick over this damage and want to fix it, but I do not want to make things worse.stern damage

Randy's MICRO BOOTLEGGERS Sport LOG

Submitted by STEELINOX on Thu, 08/01/2019 - 20:38

Hello, my name is Randy, and I live in La Mesa, California. I got plans for the Micro Sport Bootlegger and hope to have her on the water - here at the Watson Lake in Prescott, Arizona - someday.

This is what I have now, a Pamlico tandem...

Watson Lake, Prescott, AZ

Board length calculation confusion

Submitted by dkavran on Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:11

Hi All,

i am ready to begin ripping strips for my petrel play and am confused with the materials calculator provided on this site.  Under the field where it had you enter the strip width I am not sure what value to use.  Nick says the strip width is also the width of the board, so would I enter 1.5 given I am starting with 2x10 stock, or do I enter .75 given that will be the width that I will rip the strips down to?

any help would be greatly appreciated.

 Thanks!

Dennis K - 

porotype process

Submitted by paradisepete on Sat, 06/29/2019 - 07:51

im going to be doing some prototyping on a strip build paddle board, it is a bit of a unique design, not really surfboard based as the majority of what you see out there are.  i am using basic dimensions of production SUP boards as a baseline, so i might get lucky and get the stability and maneuverability right the first time, but i really don't want to waste the materials on an "experiment", it is just for personal use too so there is no "investment" here for later return.  in the future i may mess around with my own kayak, mostly because i enjoy building and adjusting as opposed to just b

gatherings/events near central missouri???

Submitted by paradisepete on Sun, 06/09/2019 - 08:15

i am new to paddling and boat building.  currently building 2 sof canoes for the wife and i.  i run across from time to time videos from "mess abouts" or other gatherings where people gather to show the boats they have built and paddle around ect with other boat builders.  looking for events in the midwest region, although if there was a "can't miss" "super bowl"  event i would consider traveling farther.  any help or recommendations would be appreciated.  again brand new, so im sure i am not using the right terms. 

Guillemot end forms

Submitted by Peter Harvey on Thu, 05/09/2019 - 04:34

I’ve just started building a guillemot, using the info in Nick Schade’s book. I have a query on the end form lines as the keel depth on the end forms is deeper than it is on either of the forms against which it comes up against. What is the purpose of this edge or should I be planning it off so that it match the adjacent forms?

 

Any help/suggestions gratefully received

Sanding coaming

Submitted by aaronpotter on Sat, 05/04/2019 - 17:14

I’m getting close to finishing my Guillemot build after several years of work.  I did a final sanding on the boat before varnishing and decided that I would not be satisfied with the coaming lip.  I didn’t put a large enough radius on the fillet between the coaming lip and the riser so the outer layer of fiberglass pulled away from radius.  I sanded through the glass in several areas and dust got underneath leaving large white areas.  So I sanded more until the loose glass was removed.  I then mixed up some epoxy and cedar dust and put a larger fillet.